Marking knife

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Project by kennethw posted 12-01-2009 06:01 AM 1741 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new marking knife, shaped with a spokeshave and sandpaper, designed to be held like a pen knife as well as in other positions for more forceful marking. The end near the blade is tapered on the underside for a pen-like grip, with a relieved flat ledge on top to rest an index finger or a thumb for more rotational stability.

The blade itself was made from a worn jigsaw blade (props to David Finck’s Making & Mastering Wood Planes for the idea on that) that was cut down with a hacksaw and shaped using a Dremel, then refined and sharpened with waterstones.

It’s comfortable. It really does feel like an extension of my hand, as it was made by my hands. It’s a basic thing, but I’m happy with it. :)

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 06:08 AM

Very nice knife!
How did you secure the blade?
Thanks for sharing it.

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 06:00 PM

Looks good

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice knife paying special attention to the handle for ease in manipulating.

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 08:24 PM

Thanks! The blade is secured with epoxy.

Sharad, the handle is very comfortable for me. Maybe a little long, but who knows, I might need to get two hands involved some time. :)

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